The myth of five nines – Why high availability is overrated

Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on Twitter @hullsean. In the Internet world 24×7 has become the de facto standard. Websites must be always on, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In our pursuit of perfection, performance is being measured down to three decimal places, that is being up 99.999% of …

Newsletter 72 – Don't Over Engineer

It’s not a caution you here very often, but a worthy one now as ever.  Don’t Over Engineer solutions to your problems, features in your product, moving parts in your infrastructure, or solutions for your customers. Five Levels of Settings Years ago during the dot-com boom we were involved with a project for a financial …